Hello everyone, I’m sliverofsilver, a recovering anorexic. I do hope I’m welcome here with the condition I have, but if not, that’s totally okay. But if I am welcome here, I solemnly swear that I will not promote eating disorders, unhealthy eating habits or behaviour, or any of that absolutely murderous stuff we call ‘thinspo’.
Currently, it is 12:14 and I am in the middle of eating breakfast... or brunch.. I mean, you could call it lunch. Such is the screwed-up schedule of a long anorexia recovery. I am having carrot and lettuce with olive oil and salt, buttered spinach, 6 slices of banana and 2 pieces of apple. Thanks to my lovely mother, there’s also an oat and honey snack bar that’s somehow managed to sneak on. Yes, this may be what people call healthy, and I agree that it’s not unhealthy, but it’s not entirely healthy. It’s not very nutritious. It’s just fruit and vegetables. I am eating this because I’m a recovering anorexic, but others who are not like me should eat better.
I’m here because as I have deprived myself of junk food for so long (and food in general), I don’t want to start eating junk food every day, especially not in an out-of-control way, else I may develop bulimia. I’m aware that many people on here will be trying to lose weight, and so I have joined at my own risk. When I reply to those people, I will strictly only give advice that has been approved by doctors. For example, exercising with less junk food is something that I might advise.
And as a warning, I also want to say, it’s okay to count calories, but please, please do not get obsessed with them. Don’t let them invade your mind and take over your life because that, my friend, may be the beginning of an eating disorder. And be sure to let loose and make sure you’re still mentally able to eat things like crisps, pizza etc. as there is an eating disorder called ‘orthorexia’ which is where one will be truly obsessed with eating healthily (and as a result may not get enough protein, carbohydrates etc.)
I have been struggling with implementing protein into my diet. Of course, a lot of things have protein, but I’ve not had any direct sources of protein very often, like meat or fish. I cannot have nutty foods, as I am allergic, so I have been having tofu. I’ve always been an omnivore, and don’t plan on becoming anything else, but at the moment, it’s very difficult for me to eat meat or fish. Does anyone know any other protein sources?
Anyway, I do hope that I’m allowed here, but if not, please do warn me and I shall leave. If any of my content is upsetting, please do let me know.
Have a good day/night,